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Soren Camp Road #345A, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,801 feet
Elevation Gain 1,173 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,400 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8.47
Interest Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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This hike begins at Middlemarch Road #345 (which can be driven in a car if dry), near Middlemarch Pass, and climbs through oak forest to the top of Soren Canyon along Forest Road 345A (see road conditions below). At the top of the canyon, the road reaches Soren Pass, where one can enjoy views in all directions from the crest of the Dragoon Mountains. From the pass, the road descends for another mile to the abandoned Abril Mine, where one can scramble downslope a short distance to the Slavin Gulch Trail #332. Soren Camp Road also can be used to make off-trail connecting hikes to China Peak, Cochise Peak, and Middlemarch Canyon.

Soren Camp Road #345A is a narrow, high clearance 2wd road until mile 2.1, where it becomes 4wd. Beyond mile 2.7 (just before Soren Pass), the road becomes heavily eroded and steep, and is only accessible to high clearance 4wd jeeps.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    WEST ACCESS: (recommended) Take US 80 (south) from Benson. Turn left onto Middlemarch Road (one mile north of Tombstone), and follow it for 14.6 miles to Forest Road 345A (signed) on the left. Park here, or if you have a high clearance vehicle, you can drive farther up Forest Road 345A, but parking and turnaround spots become limited.

    EAST ACCESS : (Warning: can get very muddy after wet weather!) From Tucson, take I-10 east to US 191. Turn right (south) and drive approximately 20 miles south to Ghost Town Trail road on the right (just before the highway curves west). Turn right onto Ghost Town Trail and drive 1.1 miles to the 4-way intersection at the old town of Pearce. Turn right onto Pearce Road (Forest Road 345) and continue west, eventually staying left as the road becomes Middlemarch Road (still Forest Road 345). Continue to the switchback in the road, where Forest Road 345A (signed) departs on the right, about 10.1 miles past the old town of Pearce. Park here, or if you have a high clearance vehicle, you can drive farther up Forest Road 345A, but parking and turnaround spots become limited.
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